Hardened Trainer

Seen August 17th, 2016
Posted May 9th, 2015
673 posts
11.3 Years

Hack of:

AshGray Beta 4.5.3

Hi, I've been working on a hack of FireRed for a Pokemon Anime Version of the game that basically follows the same events of the anime. I see that there have been hacks like this already, so I'm not sure how good mine would be in comparison. But I started this because I wanted to make videos of playing Pokemon all the way through with Ash's lineup, to see just how it would go and it snowballed from there.

I'm going to cover the events from each episode in the Kanto and Orange League series. The story follows the same one as the anime, including events, etc. I've basically hacked up to half way through the Orange Islands. You should expect a new Beta every 25 episodes or so, barring updates for bugs/glitches.

Official Facebook page:
Official Pokémon AshGray Facebook page

You are Ash Ketchum. You're about to embark on your Pokémon adventure. Unfortunately, you stayed up all night watching Pokémon matches and woke up late! With all your rivals from Pallet Town (the most annoying being Gary) having taken all the starters available, it looks like you'll just have to go home ... unless you want Pikachu instead.

You're about to embark on an adventure of 116 events (plus two movie events) that will put you in Ash's shoes, allow you to catch the Pokémon he catches, and make the decisions he makes. How will your journey as Ash Ketchum play out? There's only one way to find out ...

- Play as Ash Ketchum
- Have the opportunity to catch all of the Pokémon Ash does
- Follows the same events as in the Anime Series and be rewarded with special events/items for carrying Ash's team
- New Tiles
- New Sprites
- New Maps
- New Tools to replace HMs:
Hatchet replaces HM01 Cut
Computer Teleport System replaces HM02 Fly
Raft replaces HM03 Surf
Pickaxe replaces HM06 Rock Smash
Climb Kit is added to be used as Rock Climb
Whirlpuller is added to cross whirlpools

Advance Map
OverworldEditor Rebirth Edition
Item Editor
Attack Type Editor
Hex Workshop
Fire Red Hacked Engine



Episode 1: Pokémon I Choose You

Episode 2: Pokémon Emergency

Episode 4: Challenge of the Samura

Episode 81: Pallet Party Panic

Episode 97: Tracey Gets Bugged

Episode 102: The Mystery Menace


AshGray Intro Screen:

Events form "Pokémon I Choose You":

Events from "The Water Flowers of Cerulean City":

Events from "Bye Bye Butterfree":

Events form "Pikachu's Goodbye":

Events from "Primeape Goes Bananas":

Events from "The Flame Pokémon-athon":

Events from "A Scare in the Air":

Intro event from "Pokémon the Movie 2000: The Power of one":


Pallet Town:

Route 1:

Official Ashgray Guide by Denali

Red = Critical - game-crashing glitch
Yellow = Medium - may affect gameplay
Green = Odd bug, but doesn't harm gameplay in the least
Strikethrough = Bug fixed :)

- Running Shoes don't work in Pallet Town or Route 1?
- Ash stays on Misty's bike after Pikachu thundershocks the Spearow

- Bad Eggs appearing in your Storage Boxes (DO NOT move them)
- The Pokédex thinks Onix is part of the Diglett/Dugtrio family :/ - Not a bug - FireRed's Pokedex is just weird
- Can't get on/off the bike in certain outdoor areas
- Teachy TV is broken - DON'T USE IT
- Rival's face turns red if you try to name him
- Message for computer in player's room stays opened
- Message for Prof. Oak evaluating Pokédex stays opened

- Ashley backsprite is sometimes discolored and HP bar may be discolored during battles as Ashley
- Pallet Town berry system doesn't work quite right yet
- Slight hitch in Pallet Town Windmill

- Quite a few more, I'm sure

- colcolstyles, JPAN, TheDarkShark, and Jambo51 - Charmeleon/Charizard disobedience routine
- JPAN - Uncatchable Pokemon routine and awesome Fire Red Hacked Engine and his general knowledge
- doesntknowhowtoplay, Darthatron, & Jambo51 Phys/Spec split routines
- KDS - Updated Light Ball routine
- diegoisawesome - Force Male Gender in Intro patch
- HackMew - awesome tools like XSE, and general knowledge
- con-11 - Team Rocket trainer sprite
- mvidmaster - Mewtwo trainer sprite
- Alzatia - Ash trainer sprite (modified)
- TaniJ - Trainer sprite base (used for Danny & Rudy), Cissy, Drake, and Lorelei trainer sprites
- FoxBluereaver - Slate sprite
- Alistair - Xanadu Nursery tiles, special tree tile, and some flower tiles
- OceansLugiaSpirit - Professor Ivy OW sprite
- ShinyAeon - Tracey battle sprite
- Surav - Fallen Log Sprite (re-modelled)
- JohnnyRoll - B/W Grass (slightly altered)
- Kyledove and Speed - Various Diamond & Pearl Tiles
- Enterbrain and FlamingTeddyProductions - Modified playground sprites
- - Pokémon OWs and various tiles/sprites
- zappyspiker - BANNER 2 and 3
- Pyromaniac45 - BANNER 4
- Konekodemon - BANNER 5
- KurcioDurcio - BANNER 6
- Denali - Official Guide
- Me - Everything else
... If I've forgotten anyone, please let me know! I appreciate all the help I've gotten!



by zappyspiker


by zappyspiker


by Pyromaniac45


by Konekodemon

by KurcioDurcio
Click here to check out KurcioDurcio's Walkthrough

Unofficial Hack of the Week # 128

Hack of the Month - September 2010

  • Why doesn't Pikachu follow you like in Yellow? Can you make it follow you?
While it is on my wish list for things I would like the hack to include, I am not advanced enough in hacking to accomplish it. It requires the use of Assembly (ASM) and creating unique routines. Jambo51 had been working on such a routine. If he gets the chance to finish it and chooses to release the routine to the public (his prerogative) I will of course implement it in my hack. As of this time, though, no such routine exists that has been thoroughly completed, so this feature is currently not possible.
  • How do I beat Sabrina? Kadabra's way too strong!
Kadabra is somewhat overleveled for a couple of reasons:
1. Ash gets there early in the anime.
2. No Pokemon on Ash's team could even come close to beating it.
It's meant to be a challenge. If you want to beat Sabrina, it's suggest you level up Pikachu (use the Vs. Seeker if need be) so that it can outspeed Kadabra. Thunder Wave it to paralyze it, then have Bulbasaur use leach seed on the next turn. From there, just keep attacking/using potions or revives until it ultimately is knocked out.
  • Why is my screen red when I go outside?
That is part of the day/night system by Interdpth & ZodiacDaGreat. You are simply playing during evening-ish hours, when the sun would be setting. Play a little bit later or earlier, and the outdoor color scheme will be changed.
  • I beat Misty, where do I go now? The path to Vermilion is blocked.
If you already headed north and battled AJ and the Giselle at the Tech (recommended), go South and then directly west. There will be a (somewhat) hidden open route that leads to some grass and takes you south to an opening - the Hidden Village. Continue this way to progress.
  • How do I get into Koga's Gym? I don't understand the statue's riddle.
The intent of the riddle when it says that you must "turn South" is that you must face the back of the statue. The intent of the riddle when it says you must "go back" is that you must hit the Back button while facing the back of the statue. This will open the secret entrance to Koga's mansion.
  • How can I help Jigglypuff?
After completing the Paras/Parasect event, talk to the old lady in the medicine store. A new item - Berry Juice - will have come in. Buy it and give it to Jigglypuff to soothe its voice.
  • Why won't Charmeleon/Charizard obey me? How can I make it listen?
It doesn't obey you because it doesn't respect you as a trainer - this was the case in the anime as well. This will continue for the entire game until you complete the "Charizard Chills" event, after which Charizard will obey you once more, except for certain events where Charizard temporarily obeys.
  • How do I complete the Lights, Camera, Quaction! event? The director doesn't like any of my Pokémon!
There are five condition upgraders in the game. In order for the director to accept one of your Pokemon, you must upgrade its Toughness, Coolness, and Smartness. The upgraders for these three conditions are located in Pewter City, Vermillion City, and Saffron City respectively. Each requires a particular colored shard. Some shards can be found as Hidden Items, and others can be mined using the pickaxe on rocks. If you do not have the appropriate shard, return to some cave (Mt. Moon, for instance) and begin mining until you luck into it. Once you have raised one of your Pokemon's conditions in each category listed, return to the director with that Pokemon in the first slot of your party. Do not raise any other conditions of your Pokémon, or they will not qualify.
  • How do I start the Pokémon League? The guy at the gate says it still hasn't started yet.
To begin the Pokémon League, you must complete all the events at Mr. Hideaway, including the Giant Onix and Pokémopolis. Afterward, return to Prof. Oak's lab and speak to him. He will tell you that the League is ready to begin. Before entering Victory Road, the Bad to the Bone event will activate. Afterward, you the guard will let you pass into the Pokémon League.

* Strikethrough indicates the episode is completed
* √ = Beta-tested, metapod23 approved (for Beta 3.0)


Pokémon - I Choose You!
Pokémon Emergency!
Ash Catches a Pokémon
Challenge of the Samurai
Showdown in Pewter City
Clefairy and the Moon Stone
The Water Flowers of Cerulean City
The Path to the Pokémon League
The School of Hard Knocks
Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village
Charmander – The Stray Pokémon
Here Comes the Squirtle Squad
Mystery at the Lighthouse
Electric Shock Showdown
Battle Aboard the St. Anne
Pokémon Shipwreck
Island of the Giant Pokémon
Beauty and the Beach
Tentacool & Tentacruel
The Ghost of Maiden's Peak
Bye Bye Butterfree
Abra and the Psychic Showdown
The Tower of Terror
Haunter versus Kadabra
Primeape Goes Bananas

BETA 1.0

Pokémon Scent-sation!
Hypno's Naptime
Pokémon Fashion Flash
The Punchy Pokémon
Sparks Fly for Magnemite
Dig Those Diglett!
The Ninja Poké-Showdown
The Flame Pokémon-athon!
The Kangaskhan Kid
The Legend of Dratini
The Bridge Bike Gang
Ditto's Mysterious Mansion
Electric Soldier Porygon
Holiday Hi-Jynx
Snow Way Out!
Pikachu's Goodbye
The Battling Eevee Brothers
Wake Up Snorlax!
Showdown at Dark City
The March of the Exeggutor Squad
The Problem with Paras
The Song of Jigglypuff
Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon
A Chansey Operation
Holy Matrimony!
So Near, Yet So Farfetch'd
Who Gets to Keep Togepi?

BETA 2.0

Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden
Princess vs. Princess
The Purr-fect Hero
The Case of the K-9 Caper!
Pokémon Paparazzi
The Ultimate Test
The Breeding Center Secret
Riddle Me This
Volcanic Panic
Beach Blank-Out Blastoise
The Misty Mermaid
Clefairy Tales
The Battle of the Badge
It's Mr. Mime Time
Showdown at the Po-ké Corral
The Evolution Solution
The Pi-Kahuna
Pokémon the First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back
Make Room for Gloom
Lights, Camera, Quack-tion!
Go West Young Meowth
To Master the Onixpected!
The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis
Bad to the Bone

BETA 3.0

All Fired Up!
Round One - Begin!
Fire and Ice
The Fourth Round Rumble
A Friend In Deed
Friend and Foe Alike
Friends to the End
Pallet Party Panic

BETA 3.5

A Scare in the Air
Poké Ball Peril
The Lost Lapras
Fit to be Tide
Pikachu Re-Volts
The Crystal Onix
In the Pink
Shell Shock!
Stage Fight!
Bye Bye Psyduck
The Joy of Pokémon
Navel Maneuvers
Snack Attack
A Shipful of Shivers
Meowth Rules!
Tracey Gets Bugged
A Way Off Day Off

BETA 4.0

The Mandarin Island Miss Match
Wherefore Art Thou, Pokémon?
Get Along, Little Pokémon
The Mystery Menace
Misty Meets Her Match
Bound For Trouble
Charizard Chills
Pokémon the Movie 2000 - The Power of One

BETA 4.5

The Pokémon Water War
Pokémon Food Fight!
Pokémon Double Trouble
The Wacky Watcher!
The Stun Spore Detour
Hello, Pummelo!
Enter The Dragonite
Viva Las Lapras
The Underground Round Up
A Tent Situation
The Rivalry Revival

BETA 5.0

Various updates and special post game events

BETA 6.0

5/9/15 - beta 4.5.3 with fix for activated Make Room for Gloom event released
AshGray Beta 4.5.3
5/8/15 - beta 4.5.2 with bug fixes for Agatha and cutting trees in Snorlax event released
AshGray Beta 4.5.2
4/10/15 - Beta 4.51 with bug fixes for after North Pole, Krabby not appearing, and other glitches released
4/5/15 - Beta 4.5 released
7/20/13 - Beta 4.2 released with bug fixes
7/13/13 - Beta 4.1 released with bug fixes
7/10/13 - Beta 4.0 released covering through episode 98 - A Way Off Day Off
9/13/11 - Beta 3.6 released including new animations, tiles, scripts, and some fixed glitches
8/18/11 - Indigo League blackout after fourth round glitch fixed; releasing Pidgeot if you have Pidgeotto on Route 1 glitch fixed and beta 3.5.4 re-released
8/16/11 - Various glitches for Indigo League and Pallet Party Panic fixed and re-released as Beta 3.5.2 3.5.3
8/15/11 - Various glitches for Indigo League fixed and re-released as 3.5.1
8/14/11 - Beta 3.5 covering all of Indigo League has been released
8/3/11 - Working on episode "All Fired Up"
7/30/11 - Working on Victory Road
7/27/11 - Beta 3 bugs fixed and re-released as Beta 3.03
7/26/11 - BETA 3.0 has been released!